Alexandre Bourdas becomes the Ambassador of Liadou du Vallon ®...

Alexandre Bourdas Chef SaQuana

It was during the renovation of his Normandy restaurant SaQuaNa in Honfleur that Alexandre Bourdas met Jean-Noël Rey and Nicolas Julvé. Since 2014, the duo have revived the emblematic knife of the winegrowers of Marcillac in Aveyron.

Alexandre Bourdas proudly defends the emblematic Aveyron knife.

"Less known than the Laguiole, it is a century-old knife, created for the winegrowers of Marcillac. They used it long ago to split wicker and bind vines. Rustic with its thick, solid and very sharp that folds into a curved wooden handle, also wide for a good grip, it is a beautiful object that symbolizes the work of men and the Aveyron region. I was looking for an extraordinary knife that connects me to my native country and I liked this knife". - Alexandre Bourdas -

A proud defender of his native region, Alexandre Bourdas mixes his Aveyron influences with the Normandy terroir in his gourmet restaurant. Thus, in 2016, when he reopened his restaurant, he wanted to symbolize his attachment to his roots through a beautiful rustic object, brought up to date. It will be the Liadou du Vallon ®. A year later, he became the ambassador of the brand, which he defends with pride. The opportunity for the Ruthénois to return to his land, to meet the passionate men who are at the origin of the rebirth of this knife.

Chef Alexandre Bourdas...

Half-Norman, half-Aveyronnais, the origins of Alexandre Bourdas allowed him to discover and develop a taste for “good” and “good things”. It is then his professional experiences, with Régis Marcon, Michel Guérard and Michel Bras in particular, which will give him the desire to trace his path, to go to the end of his vision of the kitchen. A cuisine linked to his childhood memories between two French regions with strong temperaments, and to his travels.

All these memories, these subtle flavors are found at one time or another in his cuisine, a warm and sometimes daring between Aveyron and Japan, between the high plateaus of the Moroccan Atlas and Normandy...
Thus, notes of sanshõ, miso, of chermoula or harissa rub shoulders with leeks and turnips, fish freshly caught on the Normandy coast... or Aubrac beef, as a nod to its native land.
His signature dish, poached monkfish served with a clear coconut broth and kaffir lime oil, flavored with lime, fresh coriander and lovage, recounts his journey from Tokyo to Honfleur.

Alexandre Bourdas - SaQuaNa** Honfleur
Photo credits: Franck Hamel

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Acquiring a Liadou ® means owning an authentic Aveyron knife steeped in history. A unique and personal iconic knife, made in Marcillac-Vallon in Aveyron (France) with the utmost care.

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We take the greatest care in the manufacture of our knives. Handle materials are carefully selected. Each knife is shaped by hand in the purest cutlery tradition. The blade is made of the most high-performance steels (Sandvik 14C28, XC75 or Damascus) and bears the registered trademark Le Liadou du Vallon ® guaranteeing its quality and its origin (except damascus blade). If, despite all our efforts, a manufacturing defect causing a defect or mechanical breakage of the blade, spring, tang, plates, nails or screws appears, we undertake to repair and return the defective knife to you free of charge.

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Free delivery: France & Europe Zone 1 within 48 hours maximum

All Le Liadou du Vallon ® knives are delivered free of charge in 48 hoursmaximum (in DPD Point Relais or DPD at Domicile, as desired) in metropolitan France, and in Zone Europe 1 (Germany, Belgium, Luxembourg, Netherlands). All other European countries are delivered at the price of 19.00€ incl. tax, also in 48 hours maximum.
Only the accessories (sheaths, scabbards, sharpening stones, etc.) ordered alone are not delivered free of charge (but they are if your order includes a knife). If one of our models does not was not immediately available, a manufacturing time would be indicated on its product sheet. A specific delivery time not exceeding 3 weeks will then be communicated to you by email, upon registration of your order. You would then have the option of canceling your order if you consider the time taken to produce your knife to be too long, and we will then proceed to your refund.

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To the rest of the world, our knives are delivered in 72 hoursmaximum(UPS Express), for a participation of €39.90 including tax and €29.90 including tax in the USA.

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All our knives are handmade in Aveyron, France. Assembly, polishing and sharpening of each knife are exclusively done by hand in the purest cutlery tradition, that is to say by one and the same knifemaker. The registered trademark Le Liadou du Vallon ® affixed to each knife blade guarantees the quality and origin of our creations.

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Do you want to personalize your Liadou ®? The engraving of a text of 20 characters (spaces included) is offered to you You can choose between 3 fonts of available characters: Electro, Optima, or Script.
On request, it is possible to engrave 2 lines of text. For special orders, it is also possible to engrave vectorized images (logos or coats of arms). To do this, contact us.

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Because the happy owners of a Liadou du Vallon ® are the best ambassadors of our brand, it is more important to us than anything to offer you a knife and associated services irreproachable. Our Terms and Conditions give you the right to change your mind and return your knife to us within 14 days of receiving it.
We also stand by your full disposal by email ( or by telephone on 05 65 67 15 12 to give you all the advice you need on use or maintenance of your knife. Finally, we will be happy to welcome you to our manufacturing workshop to discuss with you the art of artisanal cutlery, introduce you to our new models, or to carry out the maintenance of your Liadou ®:

Le Liadou du Vallon ®,
17 quai du Cruou, 12330 Marcillac-Vallon, Aveyron-France.

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